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Mexico City, Mexico

Edificio Celanese

This striking building appears to defy gravity, a tower balancing atop a much smaller cube.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Loreto

One of the world's richest men bought this former paper factory and transformed it into a mall.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mercado Melchor Múzquiz Murals

Outside a market, beautiful murals pay tribute to fruit sellers and farmers, as well as a few legendary artists.
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Source of the Risco

An extravagant 18th-century fountain built with bits of broken ceramic.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Mummies at Museo de El Carmen

Twelve natural mummies are displayed in the crypt of this former monastery school.
Mexico City, Mexico

Korea-Mexico Friendship Bell

A replica of one of South Korea's National Treasures stands as a tribute to that country's relations with Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mercado San Juan

CDMX's home for the world's culinary delights.
Mexico City, Mexico

Biblioteca de México

This "City of Books" holds a museum, library, and the complete personal book collections of five of Mexico's greatest thinkers.
Mexico City, Mexico

Rockdrigo Memorial

A statue in Balderas subway station honors the rock star who wrote about it in a song.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pabellón Rayos Cósmicos (Cosmic Ray Pavilion)

This laboratory has a remarkable concrete roof that measures less than an inch at its thickest point.
Mexico City, Mexico

'La Conquista de la Energia' ('The Conquest of Energy')

This mid-century mural portrays humankind's spiritual and scientific journey.
Mexico City, Mexico

UNAM Central Library

This incredible college library is a visual masterpiece of mosaic art. It also looks kind of like a giant boombox.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

A beautiful example of 18th-century engineering still standing tall.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Jardín Héroes de Chapultepec (Garden Heroes of Chapultepec)

It was dubbed the "Garden of Plates" because it's covered in pieces of discarded dishes.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Cerro de las Campanas (Hill of Bells)

When struck, the strange stones in this park ring like bells.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Convento de la Santa Cruz (Convent of Santa Cruz)

This historic Mexican convent is home to a tree that grows crucifix-like thorns.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Santiago Carbonell Foundation-Museum

An elegant space dedicated to a master of romanticism and minimalism.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Parroquia of Santiago Archive

A hidden room within the church displays an amazing collection of old choir books.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Museo del Calendario (Calendar Museum)

The world's first museum of its kind is packed with nostalgic relics of the past.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Museo Bichos Querétaro (Querétaro Bugs Museum)

One man's personal collection of more than 2,000 creepy-crawlies from around the world.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Zacatecana House Museum

This eerily opulent residential museum is home to a haunting local legend.
Mexico City, Mexico

Zócalo Metro Models

These subterranean models show Mexico City's central square during three different eras.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramid of Ehécatl

The ruins of an ancient temple to the Aztec wind god discovered in the middle of a metro station.